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September 17, 2020

Busy as Ever Amid Pandemic

News

As the premier metal laser cutting, folding, fabrication and metal finishers we have managed to remain open during the peak of the Covid crisis, with our order book now being back to pre-lockdown levels. Starting off with 2 employees...

September 10, 2020

Exceeding Expectations Case Study

Case Studies

Challenge Faced Our customer was unable to cut plates efficiently for a project where heavy emphasis was placed on quality.  Solution ADS Provided Utilising the latest Laser Cutting technology, with our most recent investment being a...

August 26, 2020

Reacting to Tight Lead Times Case Study

Case Studies

Challenge Faced Our customer was awarded an “out of the blue” project, which required a wide range of processes including consultancy, design, manufacture and installation into a London Mayfair five-star hotel – all to be done...

Welding Symbol
August 7, 2020

Weld Symbols UK

Technical Resources

Weld symbols are used for designers to communicate with welders by placing welding information onto drawings as part of a metal fabrication project. Welding Standards BS EN 22553 is the British standard for weld symbols which provides...

August 5, 2020

Vacancy: Fabrication Manager

Vacancies

THIS POSITION IS STILL AVAILABLE ADS Laser Cutting are a well-established sheet metal manufacturing company located in Leicester. We are currently seeking an experienced welder/fabricator with previous supervisory experience to manage...

August 5, 2020

Laser Cutting vs Plasma Cutting

Blog

There is a lot of debate in the metal cutting industry about which method of sheet metal cutting is better, Laser Cutting or Plasma Cutting. Here we give a summary of each option’s benefits and an insight into how each technique...

Welded Aluminium
July 15, 2020

Is it Difficult to Weld Aluminium?

Blog

Within welding, one process of sheet metal fabrication, aluminium is often referred to as one of the more difficult materials to work with. We discuss what makes aluminium difficult to weld and best practices for producing high quality...

July 3, 2020

Types of Fabrication Techniques

Blog

The history of metal fabrication, alternatively known as metalworking, dates back to ancient times with the development of civilisation largely being down to the discovery and deformation of metals. To begin with these metals were used...

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June 18, 2020

How Has Lockdown Changed Customer Visits

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What is the Future for Customer Visits? As we now begin to come out of the other side of lockdown, with some parts of the world opening up fully and returning to some form of normality, the UK seems to be on a similar trajectory as...

June 18, 2020

Vacancy: Laser/Fold Shop Manager

Vacancies

THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED ADS Laser Cutting are a well-established sheet metal manufacturing company located in Leicester. We are currently seeking an experienced sheet metal worker to manage a team of press brake and laser...

June 11, 2020

What is Sheet Metal Bending

Blog

The sheet metal bending process, which is also referred to as forming, folding, edging, flanging and die bending, is a process of deforming sheets (by putting a bend or fold into it). Essentially turning a flat piece of metal into a...

June 1, 2020

Virtual Factory Tour

Blog

Take a tour of ADS Laser Cutting where Co-Founder and Director, Duncan Keates, talks in depth about our setup and capabilities. https://youtu.be/vs0G0xkN3cg...

June 1, 2020

The Day After Tomorrow

Blog

Co-Founders and Directors, Duncan and Stephen Keates, speak about how ADS Laser Cutting adapted during the Covid-19 pandemic to be able to stay open, servicing existing and new enquiries throughout and how these adaptations may become...

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April 17, 2020

Is There Pent Up Demand in UK Manufacturing?

Blog

Coronavirus: China manufacturing economy bounces back strongly after lockdown China’s official manufacturing PMI in March was 52, back from an all time low in February and higher than forecasts – South China Morning Post...

April 8, 2020

After the Virus

Blog

After The Virus….. What Can You Do? Sometimes when you are head down in a crisis, it is almost impossible to think beyond it. Businesses must now strive to lift their heads up and look forward. Clive Woodward, the only England Rugby...

April 1, 2020

High Quality Packaging Case Study

Case Studies

Established in January 2018, I and N Signs specialise in built-up lettering of varying styles and these can be built in both stainless steel and aluminium. Also specialising in folded aluminium fascia panels, projectors, frameworks,...

March 31, 2020

Covid 19 Free Express Delivery

News

Our team has adapted well to the current situation, of which we are very proud and as a company we are doing our bit to assist in the current crisis by prioritising enquiries from medical companies and offering our express service free...

March 27, 2020

Fully Open and Operating Against Covid-19

News

In light of recent events, we have found a spike in the number of enquiries coming in from the medical and pharmaceutical industries. These are not typically our core sectors, but the pandemic has affected not only our personal lives...

March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update

News

I wanted to send everyone a personal message. Here at ADS Laser Cutting Limited during these challenging times, our prime focus has been to ensure the safety of our staff and customers whilst continuing to metal laser cut, fold,...

February 26, 2020

Economic Impact of Coronavirus

Blog

The Coronavirus medical impact has been reported widely, but it is the Economic impact which is now challenging businesses worldwide. China’s economic growth is expected to slow to 4.5% in the first quarter of 2020, with this being the...

February 26, 2020

Design Service Case Study

Case Studies

Townsend Systems are a well-established family business who work closely with suppliers, designers and manufacturers to provide innovative products and solutions predominantly within the furniture industry. Challenge Townsend Systems...

Trumpf 10kw cutting sheet metal
February 26, 2020

Million Pound Investment to Grow and Create Jobs

News

While many businesses have not made investment decisions because of uncertainty and lack of confidence brought about by Brexit, we have invested in a new metal laser cutting machine from manufacturer Trumpf at a cost of £1m. The...

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February 13, 2020

How Does Laser Cutting Work?

Blog

How laser cutting works can be summarised as: A high intensity beam of infrared light being generated by a laser. The beam is focused onto the surface by different means dependent on the laser. A co2 Laser for example uses focusing...

January 28, 2020

Fabrication Materials List

Technical Resources

List of Materials Used in Fabrication Many materials can be used in fabrication. Primarily though, a range of metals are used for projects across a number of sectors. Some of the materials which are used in metal fabrication are: •...

July 15, 2019

Great feedback from a customer is always welcome!

News

People don’t say it enough. We’re quick on the phone to belly-ache if you’re 5 minutes late with something, even though we’re quite unreasonable in our expectations. But on this occasion, thanks very much for getting our stuff out to...

May 20, 2019

In house rumbling and polishing facilities

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We have recently taken delivery of a 1500mm diameter rumbler which will allow us to offer this service in house.It is particularly useful for mild steel laser cut parts which are being painted, as it will remove the oxidised edge from...

April 1, 2019

Exceeding Expectations in 2019

News

Can I express my huge thanks to you and your team for working together to get our order delivered to us today. You were even earlier than your own optimistic delivery date by one day, amazing! This has now given us extra time in which...

January 10, 2019

New investment in 2019

News

We are pleased to announce that we are now the proud owner of a Timesaver machine that will allow us to apply a brushed finish to your laser cut parts. The bed is 900mm wide. This will allow us to provide stainless steel and aluminium...

May 21, 2018

Andrew Edwards – Testimonial

News

Hello, Please find attached Purchase Order No. 4368 – Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries relating to this order. Thought you might like some feedback too….absolutely delighted with your service, excellent...

May 21, 2018

Darren Robinson – Testimonial

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Morning Stu, I hope you are well. I just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you very much for getting these galv panels turned around in such quick time for me. It is very much appreciated. When I consider that you didn’t...

September 5, 2016

ISO 9001 : 2015

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We are proud to announce that ADS has achieved the Quality Management System which complies with ISO 9001 : 2015. This covers the following activities for a variety of materials: Laser Cutting Folding Fabrication Painting For more...

July 19, 2016

Phillip Woods – Testimonial

News

To all at ADS Just wanted to say a big thank you for the tremendous effort you went to, to get our job our on time, we handed the job over with an hour to spare! So any delays would have caused us a lot of problems. Please pass this...

June 13, 2016

ADS invest in Power Rollers

News

ADS is pleased to announce the delivery of Power Rollers in 2016. This will allow us to supply both cylindrical and cone shaped parts for many applications (such as ductwork and ventilation). We are able to roll up to 2000mm in length...

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July 22, 2015

ADS Laser – Cutting Edge Design

News

At ADS Laser we are proud to be at the cutting edge of the industry and are often asked by our customers to assist with unusual or irregular projects. In 2014 we were approached by building and construction firm Ellis and Hughes who...

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February 9, 2015

ADS Laser Cutting Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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We are pleased to announce that it has been 10 years since ADS  began servicing customers in Leicestershire and beyond! We wish to thank our customers for their continued support and are looking forward to the next 10 with the same...

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